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Boat tour

Description: This image is of the LaSalle’s Riverboat Adventure at Six Flags over Texas. The picture is of the large concrete dry dock showing passengers embarking and disembarking two wooden looking riverboats. The waiting area is designed like an old wooden outpost and is decorated with palm trees and wooden barrels. The background of the outpost is overflowing with trees and lush foliage.
Date: October 1966
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

People at park

Description: This image is of several groups of people walking through a tunnel made out of wire fencing in an area of an amusement park. Several groups of people are walking to and from one side of the park to another passing through this tunnel. The right side of the fence has vines providing shade along the paved path while on the left side there are trees and shrubs several feet away. A small glimpse of activity can be seen at the far end of the tunnel. A man and small boy are next to a small wooden fenced area that is housing a couple of trash cans.
Date: October 1966
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Map-Site plan of HemisFair

Description: Image of a Map-Site plan of HemisFair for the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

108 Lafitte Lot No. 331-single family dwelling

Description: Two photographs of a small house at 108 Lafitte, San Antonio. It has a porch supported by 5 columns with decorative trim at the top of each column. The back of a large road sign and the top of the Tower Life Building in downtown San Antonio are visible. A fence runs along one side of the house and there is a "no parking" sign on it. The second photograph shows the house from the other side. The large sign is a political advertisement for Don Yarborough for governor. Next to one side of the house is a gas station and next to the other side is a bus depot. The house is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

300 North Lot no. 313 - 2 story house/business

Description: Two black and white photographs of a large clapboard house with an attached addition occupied by a business. The house is surrounded by large plants and trees and the second story has a porch. Beside the house, partially visible, is a separate garage. The house is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Small home at 406 North -- Lot 355

Description: The entrance to the home is reached by 5 steps to the small front porch. A decorative railing edges the porch. There is a tiny front yard edged by a picket fence. The house is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair ’68.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

215 Victoria Lot No. 411-multi-family dwelling

Description: Two photographs of the residence at 215 Victoria, San Antonio, Texas. The photographs show the building from the front, one slightly at an angle. There are two front doors under a long covered porch supported by thin pillars. In the bottom photograph, several boys can be seen playing in front a large bush. The residence is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

115 Victoria Lot No. 245-single family dwelling

Description: Two photographs of the small home or cottage at 115 Victoria Street, San Antonio. It is a single story house with an overhanging roof at the front supported by four thin columns each having decorative trim on them. One of the photographs shows the house from the side, which has shingle-siding on it. A chainlink fence forms a border at the front of the house, and a wooden fence runs along the side of the home visible in the photographs. Some laundry hangs on a clothes line. The house is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Home at 415 North -- Lot 305

Description: Photograph of a home built in the Greek-Revival style. The entrance to the home has a large porch with 6 Corinthian columns, 4 define the entrance. Four steps lead up to the porch. A small front yard has 2 large shrubs. The house is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair ’68.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Small family dwelling at 405 Goliad

Description: This small one-story home was located at 405 Goliad, lot no. 405. The front porch extends the length of the home and a chain-link fence with a gate edges the sidewalk. There are trees on each side of the house and a car is parked on the street in front. The house is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair ’68.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

144 North Lot No. 164-multi-family dwelling

Description: 2 black and white photographs of the house on 144 North Street, San Antonio. The top photograph shows the house from a front, left-hand view, while the bottom photograph is a direct front view. The house is a two-story house that feature front porches that run along its entire front-side on both levels, and four columns that traverse the bottom and top porches. Both levels have two doors near the center of the house, and each door is flanked by a tall rectangular window on one side. The front porces feature elaborate exterior trim and railing. The house is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

320 North Lot No. 316- multi-family dwelling

Description: The two-story dwelling was located at 320 North on lot no. 316. The home was a large wood dwelling with banana trees in the yard. The photographs show the house from various views and angles. A sign at the front of the house indicates that it is an apartment house and there are vacancies. The house was located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

HemisFair model

Description: A photograph of a man and woman looking at a three-dimensional model of HemisFair '68. Only a part of the fair model is in the photo and none of the notable and main structures can be seen. The woman is pointing at a house-like building.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

United States Confluence Theater

Description: An artistic illustration of the United States Confluence Theater, one of two pavilions of the United States at HemisFair '68. It is a 70 foot high structure which had the largest curvilinear motion picture screen in the world. The Francis Thompson film, "Confluence, U.S.A." was shown in the theatre during the fair.
Date: 196?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

217 Rusk Lot No. 171-single family dwelling

Description: Two photographs of a house at 217 Rusk, lot no.171, San Antonio, Texas. The single story house has a saltbox design with a long sloping roof. The front of the house has two doors with a window on either side of the doors. The home is built from stucco or cement and there are areas which show that cracks or holes have been filled in with cement. Two cars are parked at one side of the home; one of them is a Red Ball Co. taxi cab. The house is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

119 Victoria Lot No 246-multi-family dwelling

Description: 2 photographs of the house at 119 Victoria, San Antonio. Both photographs show the house from the front. It has a covered porch, which is not enclosed, supported by thin decorative wrought iron columns. One half of the house has an attached two-story addition which may not have belonged to the original house. In the second photograph, two small children are visible, one on a tricycle and the other entering the front area of the house through a chainlink fence. Another person can just barely be seen, looking out from one of the front windows. Scrubs add some greenery to the front area. The house is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

La Fitte D-single family dwelling

Description: The photo is of a single story wooden dwelling with a small front porch. There is a driveway from the street that is parallel to the home and a small yard in the front and the back of the house. The house is located in an area that was redeveloped because of Hemisfair '68.
Date: 196?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

301 North Lot No. 312- Garcia’s Tire Shop

Description: One story clapboard building with an awning covered entry housing a tire shop. Hubcaps decorate the entrance to the shop. The building is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Large home at 329 North -- Lot 323

Description: This tin-roofed house has several peaks, a large entrance with three steps leading to the porch defined by four Doric-style pillars at the entrance. There are several banana trees and shrubs in the front yard. Beside the house is a driveway to the backyard. The house is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair ’68.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Market on 331 North--Balderas Food Mkt

Description: This one story local market was on 331 North St. The sign above the entrance gives the name of the market, Balderas Food Mkt. A phone booth occupied part of the covered entrance. The market is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair ’68.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

154 North Lot No.170-multi-family dwelling

Description: 2 photographs of a house at 154 North Street, San Antonio. It is a single story ranch-style house with a covered porch or patio area. There is a telephone booth fixed to one side of the house. Two cars are parked next to the house. It is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

331 Goliad Lot No. 206-single family dwelling

Description: Two photographs of a house at 331 Goliad Road, San Antonio, Texas from two different points of view. The house has a covered front porch supported by thin columns and a railing. There is some stonework on the house. The house is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

140 North Lot No. 163-multi-family dwelling

Description: Two black and white photographs of a house at 140 North Street, San Antonio. It is a large two story Victorian-style home with balconies on both levels supported by slender columns. The second photograph shows one side of the house with large windows on both floors. The house is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68. Some of the houses were preserved and others were demolished to make way for the fair.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Overview of the waterways in HemisFair

Description: An artistic bird's-eye view illustration of the HemisFair '68 waterways. In the center of the illustration is a ferris wheel, one of the amusement rides at the fair. Boats can be seen making their way around the waterways.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio